As a primary care sports medicine physician, Dr. Moriarty is trained in the orthopedic and general medical care of the athlete. She has a passion for working with young athletes, including children, adolescents, and collegiate athletes. Her sports medicine practice includes the care of acute strains and sprains, athletic overuse injuries, stress fractures, relative energy-deficiency in sports syndrome (RED-S), sports-related concussions, musculoskeletal ultrasound, and orthobiologics. She currently serves as team physician for North Kingstown High School. She has previously been involved as an event physician in endurance events ranging from the Boston Marathon to Ironman to the Pan-Massachusetts Challenge. She has also worked extensively with professional hockey players in the East Coast Hockey League, as well as various high school and collegiate-level sports.
Dr. Moriarty believes in the complete care of the athlete or active individual, utilizing a multidisciplinary approach. Here at Ortho Rhode Island, she feels fortunate to have orthopedic and sports medicine, physical therapy, performance training and athletic training all within the same practice. She takes advantage of these resources as well as resources in the community to individualize each and every treatment plan.
Coming from a background in family medicine, her approach to care is patient-centered. She enjoys learning about her patients and the intricate details of their sport and lifestyle. Getting to know their passions, goals, and methods of progression towards those goals helps her pinpoint a diagnosis and work with each patient to develop the optimal treatment plan. She utilizes a conservative, less-is-more approach, starting with the least invasive therapies and progressing to more invasive modalities only as necessary. Ultimately, she wants to help guide each patient back to the sport or activity they love.
She is a former collegiate Equestrian who helped her Skidmore College team to a national championship in 1999. She currently enjoys training and competing in the sport of CrossFit, as well as playing hockey and riding horses with her children.
- Undergraduate – Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY, 2001
- Medical – University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA, 2011
- Internship/Residency – Western Michigan University School of Medicine, Kalamazoo, MI, 2015
- Fellowship – Western Michigan University School of Medicine, Kalamazoo, MI, 2016
- American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)
- American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
- American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM)
- The Biologics Association
Awards & Honors
- Midwest American College of Sports Medicine (MWACSM) 2015 Clinical Presentation Award, 2015
- AFMRD/NAPCRG/CFPC Family Medicine Resident Award for Scholarship, 2013
- Department of Defense Breast Cancer Research Foundation. University of Massachusetts Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. 3-year training grant, 2006-2009
- Skidmore College Athletic Hall of Fame, Inducted October 2008
- Cum Laude at Skidmore College, 2001
- Departmental Honors in Chemistry at Skidmore College, 2001